The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture has teamed up with University of Florida Cooperative Extension, OFA, FNGLA, the German grower association Zentralverband Gartenbau and several experts at universities and companies to produce a webinar series on topics to help growers conserve, recirculate, and treat irrigation water.
The 45-minute presentations will run at noon EDT on Tuesdays and can be viewed from your home or office computer. Registration is free at http://www.watereducationalliance.org/workshops.asp .
Manatee County Extension Service will also air each of the webinars in the Aalberg Room at the front entrance of our building. Bring your lunch and join us for any or all of these informative presentations:
Nov. 29 – ‘Best Management Practices for Water Conservation’ by Tom Yeager, University of Florida
Dec. 6 – ‘Biology of Water-borne Pathogens’ by Gary Chastagner, Washington State University
Dec. 13 – ‘A Systems Approach for Managing Phytophthora Diseases in Nurseries: the Importance of Water’ by Jennifer Parke, Oregon State University
Dec. 20 – ‘Monitoring Water Quality’ by Paul Fisher, University of Florida
Jan. 10 – ‘Filtration and Avoiding Clogging of Irrigation Lines’ by a representative of Dramm Water
Jan. 17 – ‘Surface Cleaning & Sanitation’ by Warren Copes, USDA-ARS
Jan. 24 – ‘Algae Control & Pond Management’ by Ken Wagner, Water Resources Services
Jan. 31 – ‘Pro and Cons of Water Disinfection Techniques: A European Perspective’ by Walter Wohanka, Geisenheim Research Center, Germany
Feb. 7 – ‘Designing Water Treatment Systems’ by Paul Fisher, University of Florida